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Latest update : 2014-01-20

Gay Rights: Africa's anti-gay backlash (part 2)

This week we learned Nigeria had banned gay marriage, gay groups and gay signs of public affection. Last month Uganda's parliament sent a bill to the president's desk that would make homosexuality itself punishable by life in prison. While the West increasingly adopts same-sex marriage, why the growing backlash on the African continent?

Watch our special report in full: Cameroon: Where being gay is a crime

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

Our guests

Joseph AKORO

Nigerian human rights activist and former director, Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria

Thomas FOUQUET LAPAR

International spokesperson for LGBT

Issa Tchiroma BAKARY

Cameroonian Minister of Communication

Marc PERELMAN

French politics specialist

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